High-end German bed maker Ruf Betten has acquired the company behind ecommerce mattress-in-a-box brand Bruno Sleep.

Ashford retailer Ashbury Furniture will close for good today (Feb. 17) after the privately-owned company suffered a downturn because of extended roadworks.

Sussex Beds will take store numbers into double figures with the opening of its tenth store next month.

The furniture ecommerce operation is unaffected by the department store retailer's insolvency.

Ena Shaw, the Potter-family owned soft furnishings supplier and home retailer, has ceased trading and been placed into administration.

The company behind the Yeoman Upholstery business has been placed into administration, the second time the show-wood sofa maker has fallen insolvent in a little over six years.

High-end sofa maker Delcor has a fifth showroom after it opened at the new Derwent House Living furniture and interiors store in Oxfordshire.

Home furnishings ecommerce giant Wayfair is to lay off 550 people worldwide, representing about 3 percent of its global workforce, according to the Boston Globe.

Tempur Sealy International said worldwide sales climbed in the fourth quarter of 2019 as its direct channel countered flat wholesale revenues.

As British furniture retailers and wholesalers brace for production delays because of the coronavirus outbreak, investors in major Chinese furniture equities are already feeling the pinch: in their pockets.

BFM says it will make the case for Britain's furniture industry as the sector digests new proposals from the independent body advising the Government on post-Brexit migration.

Foam and sprung mattress imports fell for the first time in seven years in 2019 after a third straight monthly decline in December.

Floorcoverings and beds retailer United Carpets Group said profits will be lower than expected after consumers failed to loosen the purse strings following "the decisive result in the General Election."

Inter Ikea, the company that controls the IKEA brand and franchise concept, has named Jon Abrahamsson Ring as its new chief executive.

Dunelm plans to further crank up the pressure on rivals in the furniture sector after growth in the category exploded in the past six months.

Weak December trade wasn't enough to stop upholstery shipments climbing to record levels through 2019, new figures show.

Wider gross margin helped Aberdare upholstery manufacturer Ashwood Designs counter the impact of falling sales last year.

December brought a third straight double-digit percentage drop in Belgian carpet imports as U.K. buyers looked elsewhere for soft flooring.

Executive departs Lincolnshire independent for St. Helier department store.

An affiliate of Sun European Partners, the investment firm that bought sofa and carpets retailer ScS out of administration in 2008, said yesterday it planned to sell its remaining 26 percent stake in the company.

The owners of swish furniture and homewares retailer Heal's have hired advisers to conduct a strategic review that could result in the business being sold.

Retail park footfall climbed for the first time since September last month while the number of consumers entering shopping centres returned to growth after a three-year hiatus. Retail sales also inched forwards.

High-end interior furnishings group Walker Greenbank cited weakness in its two largest markets for a decline in sales in the year to January 31, 2020.

Final planning permission has been granted for the New Monks Farm development at Lancing, which will become home to a new full-line IKEA superstore.

High-end sofa maker Duresta will transfer production from Long Eaton to its owner's state-of-the-art factory at Castlewood if proposals put forward by Sofa Brands International go ahead.

Beales, the department store chain placed into administration through KPMG last month, says it will close 12 of its 23 stores.

Heritage carpet maker Axminster Carpets will be placed into administration if eleventh hour rescue talks with investors fail to yield a deal.

Whitemeadow, the Nottinghamshire upholstery manufacturer, has marked National Apprenticeship Week (Feb. 3–9, 2020) with the introduction of an Apprentice of the Year award.

Sleepeezee has announced Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Olympic and three-time world champion heptathlete, as its brand ambassador.

Financial terms regarding the takeover of the company behind Manchester based soft furnishings brands Curtina, Dreams & Drapes and Appletree have been disclosed for the first time.

The company behind the mattress brand Mlily said profits almost doubled last year as it grew sales and benefited from input cost tailwinds.

In-store retail sales climbed 5.7 percent last month according to BDO's High Street Sales Tracker, the best January reading since 2014.

Cafom, the international rights holder of the Habitat brand, says the division made a smaller loss last year as it readied its sale to a new owner.

Curated design show 100% Design has been rebranded and relocated for 2020. Now called Design London, it will take place across the city at North Greenwich.

Revenue declined in low single digit percentages for the British arm of La-Z-Boy last year with the upholstery giant saying it is well placed after performing well in a challenging market.

Casper Sleep has priced its shares at $12–$13 ahead of its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange later today (Feb. 6), valuing the business up to a third less than just a week ago.

Likewise, the acquisitive floorcoverings distributor, has added Manchester based supplier A&A Carpets to its growing roster of companies.

This is the first week in several years we haven't reported John Lewis & Partners' weekly sales figures after the department store chain decided it would cease externally publishing them.

The number of Kutchenhaus retail showrooms will grow by more than a quarter this year with eleven new stores planned by the franchise chain.

Maisons du Monde's global business continued to fly in 2019 as it expanded its store footprint and shrugged off the impact of industrial action in its domestic market.

The planned closure of IKEA Coventry this summer will, in theory, put a vast sum of money back into the furniture and homewares market for all to fight for.

Retail giant IKEA will this summer permanently shut its Coventry store, the first time the U.K.'s largest home retailer has pulled the plug on one of its mammoth superstores. 352 jobs are at risk.

Higher trade sales boosted U.K. revenue for Swedish kitchens conglomerate Nobia in the three months to end December but retail sales at Magnet declined.

Cabinet furniture retailer The Cotswold Company has agreed a rolling 12-month contract with AO Logistics, boosting its two-man delivery capability.

West Midlands and North West independent furniture retailer Cousins is to permanently close its Greater Manchester store, and will kickstart a closing down sale tomorrow morning.

The website, database, brand and other intellectual property of Internet furniture and lifestyle retailer Houseology are being marketed for sale following the business being placed into administration last month.

Profits would have been higher still but for a change in the regulatory environment in Germany.

Former Steinhoff U.K. CEO left board of cabinet furniture retailer The Cotswold Company late last year.

Rolf Benz, the premium German furniture maker bought by Kuka owner Jason Furniture in 2018, has opened its first Japanese flagship showroom, adding to recent launches in China.

Furniture wholesaler Content by Terence Conran has written to creditors proposing a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) according to The Sunday Times.

Danspin has agreed to sell carpet yarn spinner Lawton Yarns to a London based private equity firm in a deal that would end the competition watchdog's antitrust investigation into its earlier takeover.

Mattress manufacturers across North America will be able to buy Harrison Spinks' new 100% recyclable glue‐free pocket spring system after the Leeds company extended its agreement with its joint venture partner HSM.

Organisers of the 45th China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) at Guangzhou have become the latest to postpone their March event as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Consumer confidence climbed for the second straight month in January with rises across all the measures bar one: the Major Purchases Index, which tracks shopper sentiment towards buying furniture and other high-value items.

Silentnight, the U.K.'s biggest bed manufacturer, will this spring add a fifth brand showroom while it has engaged a former Sealy executive to explore options for taking its flagship brand to the U.S.

New CEO replaces Kwan Cheong Ng, who will retire from executive director duties at Laura Ashley this spring.

A decline in sales across the U.K. and mainland Europe hit profits at luxury furnishings group Designers Guild in 2018–19.

Designer furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen has opened its first U.K. standalone showroom with a two-floor space in London's trendy Clerkenwell district.

N Brown Group, the ecommerce retailer majoring in fashion but also selling a comprehensive furniture programme, has appointed Sarah Welsh to the new role of retail CEO.

The estate of the fallen upholstery chain Multiyork has become the latest industry concern to recoup funds from the foam sector after its insolvency practitioner agreed a settlement with an unspecified supplier.



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